H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccine (cont.)
Who should not be vaccinated with the 2009 H1N1 nasal-spray flu vaccine LAIV?
Certain people should not get a nasal spray flu vaccine, including the 2009
H1N1 nasal spray vaccine. This includes:
- People younger than 2 years of age;
- Pregnant women;
- People 50 years of age and older;
- People with a medical condition that places them at higher risk for
complications from influenza, including those with chronic heart or lung
disease, such as asthma or reactive airways disease; people with medical
conditions such as diabetes or
kidney failure; or people with illnesses that
weaken the immune system, or who take medications that can weaken the immune
- Children younger than 5 years old with a history of recurrent wheezing;
- Children or adolescents receiving
- People who have had Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a rare disorder of the
nervous system, within 6 weeks of getting a flu vaccine,
- People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs or who are
allergic to any of the nasal
spray vaccine components.
Should the nasal-spray flu vaccine be given to patients with chronic diseases other than those specifically listed above?
No. The nasal-spray flu vaccine is approved for use only in healthy* people 2
years to 49 years of age who are not pregnant.
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